Design Wall Monday

>> Monday, May 17, 2010

Congrats to HAPPY in INDONESIA!!
Two design walls on the go this week. My regular design wall has these strip blocks ready to make a birthday placemat for a niece. The plan is to make it look like a butterfly. I'm also using my bi-fold closet doors so I can take pictures of my flying geese borders. Who knew a queen size bed was so long?! More of these to go. I had to go get more thread this weekend to keep going. I'm sewing them together in pairs then making the lengths required. Check out the other design walls linked at Judy's blog.
SEW, MAMA, SEW Giveaway Day! Giveaway is CLOSED. 'Happy' won!
My giveaway is for this set of 4 selvage coasters. I made them myself! They each measure just under 6 inches square.
They all have the NEST bird print on the back {or the front!}
TO WIN: Leave a comment telling me what you sew for your home besides quilts. {I'm thinking curtains, pillows, tea cozies etc.} For a Second Chance: Leave another comment telling me what colours you would use to make placemats for your home {inside or out}
I will ship Internationally.
You can leave a comment until NOON Eastern Time, May 20th. Winner will be drawn randomly from ALL COMMENTS THAT HAVE EMAIL ADDRESSES. That means, if you are a no-reply blogger you need to put an email address in your comment. (Amy has a great post on steps to take to change your profile from no-reply here} Have fun blog hopping through the Sew,Mama, Sew Giveaway!
With Joy, Sarah Vee


Ariane May 17, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

That's a great giveaway! I've sewn placemats, tablerunners, potholders, etc. Don't forget to come and check out my giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dresden Quilter May 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

I also sew potholders, and pincushions. I would love to make a sewing machine cover.

Dresden Quilter May 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

I have made placemats. I would make placemats for outside in bright blue and green colours.

Kristin May 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

I've made curtains and pillow covers.

Melinda May 17, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

I have made placemats, coasters, curtains. I am getting ready to recover my dining room chair seats. For my kitchen, I would like to make new red placemats and napkins.

I love selvages and have made table runners, pin cushions and quilts with them. Would love to win your coasters.

stitchinpenny May 17, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

I have sewn curtains, slip covers, pillow covers and all in fun.

Tiziana May 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

Ciao! I'm Italian...a beginner quilter...and I sew quilted tote bags and placemats!!
Your idea is funny and bright...I hope to be lucky here!

Tiziana May 17, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

Well, I like greens for placemats...but I've sewn some all in red! stripes, gingham, polka dots, everything red. It's funny too.

Allison May 17, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

for my home i sew curtains, pillow covers, napkins, rag bags, etc.

thanks for the chance to win these coasters!


JoyLeanne May 17, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

Napkins. Lots and Lots of napkins! That's what we sew. Thanks for the give away. Feel free to check out mine!

Betsy May 17, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

thank you for the chance to win. It is beautiful.
I sew my valances, shower curtains, tablecloths, placemats, napkins, runners, coasters, toaster covers, you name it and I try my best to make it.

happy May 17, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

sewing machine cover.
Thanks for this great giveaway!and make it internationally

happy May 17, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

I like white with orange or blue print for placemat inside and outside.


affectioknit May 17, 2010 at 11:30 AM  

I love the coasters! I've sewn lots of things - curtains - pillows - pillowcases - slipcovers - shower curtains - most of the quilts I sew I give to the Lutheran World Relief...

Taylor May 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM  

those are really cute! I make all kinds of stuff for the home, check it out at

Quilter Kathy May 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM  

Fun giveaway!
I haven't sewn much for my home...only quilts. I would like to make some oven mitts but haven't put it at the top on my list yet. I do lots of clothing alterations for the people in my home, but that isn't fun!

Bethany May 17, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

I love the coasters! I have made table runners, bags for the kids to collect their toys in, clothes for the kids, and other randomness for our home (though none are coming to mind right now)! The placemat with silverware pocket is Great! I love stripes, so I would probably incorporate lots of stripes in bright colors for our kitchen table. Thanks for the great giveaway.

GirlHouse May 17, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

I love the idea of using the fabric salvege!! The latest thing I've made is an 'electronic cozy' for my gps.

shawnnahouseholder at gmail

Amelia May 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

Thanks for a fabulous giveaway. I love to make cushions, and am currently making my first set of placemats
:) Amelia

Amelia May 17, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

Oh, and the colours that I'm making the placemats are red and turquoise. Thanks again.
:) Amelia

Stacey - Elle Belle May 17, 2010 at 1:13 PM  

The last thing I made for my house was a set of curtains to cover the french doors into the nursery so my little wouldn't be so distracted at nap time. stacey at ellebellebaby dot com

dogwood May 17, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

I like to sew bicycle accessories - seat bags and top tube bags.
I think if I were to make placemats for my home, they would have a mix of dark teal, orange, red, black

sallybway at suddenlink dot net

allison May 17, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

all i really sew is little toys and felt food for my kiddo and my class of kids. those coasters are adorable!

Anonymous,  May 17, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

A great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win such sweet goodies :)

I have made curtains,
tea pot cozies, decorative pillows, potholders, pincushions and more.

Carla May 17, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

Tea towel are great to sew. I love crocheting dish clothes too.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

Stephanie May 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

I haven't done much sewing for my home, but am getting ready to start on some scrappy placemats.

Stephanie May 17, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

I plan on making placemats from red/turquoise/blue to match our light fixture.

Oh, My Darling May 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM  

I definitely like to sew pillows! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Jocelyn May 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

What a very sweet giveaway! I rarely sew for my home. But I have made curtains before. Thanks for participating in SMS giveaway day. And thanks for entering me!

Katie May 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

Love the coasters.

I sew aprons, curtains, duvets, on a big pillow kick recently, all kinds of stuff really.

Thanks for the giveaway!

jabeybaby May 17, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

Love those coasters!
I have made table runners, curtains, and I am currently working on a couple potholders! i love all things handmade!

Katie May 17, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

I mostly sew clothing for my kids, but I've made curtains for their rooms, too. I LOVE your selvage coasters!

jabeybaby May 17, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

I love your placemat! I would make them in green, yellow, red and orange because our kitchen is done in peppers!

Cackleberry Homestead May 17, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

Love the coasters. I have sewn curtains, place mats, pillow cases and napkins for my home. I plan on making some coasters in the future and table runners for the seasons.

Cackleberry Homestead May 17, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

I would sew placemats in blue, green and burgandy as those are the colors we have in our dishes and in our curtains at the moment.

Jenny May 17, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

I sew patches on the kids clothes...does that count?
I think I'm going to win!

Kelli Staggs May 17, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

I sew clothes to make my cute children even cuter!

Kelli Staggs May 17, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

AND if I was making placemats for my house they would be bright beautiful colors like red and yellow. Just to add some more spunk!

Artemis May 17, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

Duvet cover!!!! And placemats, I'd probably do turquoise and red... so pretty :)

Ingrid May 17, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

beautiful blog!

I sew clothes for my children and me.
Today, i`ve finished my first quilt.
And for my home, i sew placemats, pillows and many more.
A new placemat, i would sew in aqua-colours:blue, grey, green and violett.

Unknown May 17, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

So cute! I sew toys for my baby, clothing, and curtains. Thanks for sharing! My email is in my profile.

Susan Seeley May 17, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

I mostly sew clothes but I'm dying to sew a table runner for each season and/or holiday!

Susan Seeley May 17, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

Again, I would love to make different seasonal placemats, but I think my main color would be shades of brown/ivory/orange/green.

Amir B. May 17, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

hello! love the coasters!! I have sewn pot holders and pillows for my house.

M May 17, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

Lovely coasters!! I fully admit that I can't really sew, but I wish I could. I'd love to make my son a duvet cover and matching pillow shams.

Foster Momma May 17, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

I have been sewing stuff for my girls actually right now...that has been a fun time! Not really anything for the house per say.

Foster Momma May 17, 2010 at 4:48 PM  

I would make something bright and favorite color is lime green!

craftytammie May 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM  

I sew pillows and curtains too. And the colors I'm using right now are a pale teal, golden yellow, and brick red. love grey and yellow too!

Nanette Merrill May 17, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

I don't sew alot for my home except mostly quilts. Red is always the color of choice.

sweet limes May 17, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

I've sewn table runners, curtains, pillows, bedding, a rug for stepping out of the shower on, a shower curtain, and I'm sure there is more if I could think straight...but those are some of what I've made.


Lindsay May 17, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

I sew hammocks for my ferrets.


Lindsay May 17, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

I would make placemats out of black, cream and teal for my house.

Thunderangel May 17, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

Das wäre ein wiklich toller Gewinn!
Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland, Grit

Freda May 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

Other than quilts, I've made placemats for my home.

Poppyprint May 17, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

Love your coasters - please stop by to enter my giveaway as well, it's a selvage project, too! I like to sew table runners and pillow covers.

Poppyprint May 17, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

My kitchen is red, so place mats in red/white probably.

Willa May 17, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

I would make place mats in ranges of blues...a bit grayed down.

Willa May 17, 2010 at 7:37 PM  

I have made table cloths and napkins, shower curtain, drapes (never again!) chenille rugs.....probably more.

Goosefeather May 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

Lately, I've been making placemats and napkins. I also make kids clothes and bags. All for fun, for family and gifts. What fun!

Goosefeather May 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

Ah, and my favorite colors---wild prints to brighten my home. I especially love turquoise and purple.

Rebecca May 17, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Beautiful stuff!

Jessica Jo May 17, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

I sew clothing and burlesque Christmas stockings and children's quiet toys and lots of stuff really!

Jessica Jo May 17, 2010 at 10:28 PM  

To make placemats in my home I would use a slate blue color and cream to match my walls.

Amanda Pedro May 17, 2010 at 10:31 PM  

I'm beginning to think of making a table runner for my home. I'm making a collection of buntings for various seasons to decorate my home.
thanks for sharing

Katy May 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

Oh my so cute!
I have only sewn curtains for my home. I completely want to make clothing, pillows, quilts and more though someday!!!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy May 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

I love your placemats! When I first opened your blog...that placemat in the header caught my eye!!! Such a cute idea! :)
If I were to make one with colors I chose...I would pick ones with a rusty red color and a deep country blue! :)

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Kendra May 17, 2010 at 11:47 PM  

Love those! I am so loving anything w selvedges!

I like to make curtains and pillows...home decor. I would like to try clothing but havent yet. :)

Kendra May 17, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

I would like to see placemats in black and white because those are the colors in my kitchen. :)

shelia May 18, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

I'm ALLLL about all things selvege!!!! so sweet :) i like blues, pink, red...sweet!

Sandra :) May 18, 2010 at 12:47 AM  

Selvages - I'm in - thank you!! Let's see ... what have I sewn for my home other than quilts --- pillowcases, string curtains to match my string quilt, decorated tea towels, hotpads, tablerunners, coasters, tablecloths, seasonal decorative items, throw pillows, scrap rugs ... I'm sure there are more things, but those are what came to mind quickly!

Sandra :) May 18, 2010 at 12:49 AM  

If I were making placemats for my home, I would use taupes/tans/lineny fabrics for the kitchen, and a watermelon theme for the patio table :) Thanks for the selvagey giveaway - so sweet!

Tara May 18, 2010 at 12:59 AM  

I make all of my curtains, reupholster furniture(some requires sewing!), pillow cases for the bags...probably some more, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head! Thanks for the chance to win!

Alisa May 18, 2010 at 2:23 AM  

Darling coasters. I like to sew pillows, curtains and lots of pj's for my kids. Thanks for the chance.

Kim May 18, 2010 at 2:39 AM  

The coasters are cute. In addition to quilts, I also sew oven mits, curtains, and pillows.

Kim May 18, 2010 at 2:41 AM  

If I made placemats for my home, it would have to be green with beige or red with beige. I love beige with a bit of a contrasting color.

Mika May 18, 2010 at 3:56 AM  

I am a I have made headbands for my girls...;)

Anonymous,  May 18, 2010 at 4:07 AM  

...well, till today I've never sewn anything for my home except a runner table...I'm absolutely a beginner, so it's a good job there are people skilled like you with sewing, believe me! ;o)

Thanks for this generous chance, I'll keep my fingers crossed for your delighful coasters...

hugs from Italy,

Nadescha May 18, 2010 at 4:27 AM  

beautiful work!!!
i like sewing clothes and bags, but mainly i crochet and knit hats and neck warmers!
please also check out my giveaway at :-)

Nadescha May 18, 2010 at 4:28 AM  

for colours, i would choose warm mediterranian colours like terracotta, red, beige, orange :-)

Lichtlein May 18, 2010 at 5:09 AM  

WOW, what a wonderful idea!
I'm deeply impressed.

Kind regards from Germany
Claudia alias

The Clines May 18, 2010 at 6:35 AM  

The coasters are very pretty!
I don't sew much, but I did make a pillow last week.

The Clines May 18, 2010 at 6:37 AM  

I would use green and cream colors for placemats.

by Daisy May 18, 2010 at 7:02 AM  

hello!!! i loved your giveaway! it's amazing the things you can do with selvedge, isn't it?
besides patchwork quilts and sewing prsents for friends, such as bags, i like to sew placemats, pot holders and aprons. looootss and lottsss of aprons!!!

by Daisy May 18, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

as for the colours, i like red and acqua, and red and grey, because these are the colours of my kitchen, but i also like earth tones, specially chocolate and orange, because that's the colours of my living room. hope i gave you some inspiration!

sally May 18, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

I sew curtains, pillow covers, toys, and placemats. That's all I can think of at the moment.

Desiree May 18, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

I recently made my first pillow cover & I love it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Desiree May 18, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

I also really like the color blue, I think its relaxing for my kitchen. Thanks for the great giveaway.

MooBear Designs May 18, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

What do I sew for home hey... hmmm I hand stencil and recycled t-shirts into pillows!! does that count? lol

xo Steph

MooBear Designs May 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

would love to see purple and lime combination colours!!

xo Steph

leigh7911 May 18, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

I'm working on a slipcover for a thrifted chair for my toddler. I also need to actually *make* her curtains, as opposed to just tacking the fabric up over the window. Ahem.

merlinthecat May 18, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

I love your costers! I've made drapes for my youngest and am still working on my first quilts!

merlinthecat May 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

I would love to see olive green and pink! Thank you for the chance to win!

Jimi May 18, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

I am a newbie at sewing....I have made curtains before!

Jimi May 18, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

I would use greens and browns!!

luke and pamela May 18, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

these are super cute! i like to make things that hang: mobile and buntings, etc. thanks for giving!

missbossypants May 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM  

I haven't made too much for my home, other than pot holders and coasters. Thanks for the chance to win!
sonya dot missbossypants at gmail dot com

missbossypants May 18, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

I think some camping or picknicking placmats in really bright colours (including turquoise) are great! Pretty much the ones you just showed us above! (orange, green and turquoise!)

Jingle May 18, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

I only sew little things like art dolls and pin cushions and stuffies and such. I do it all by hand! I love it! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  May 18, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

Those are very cute!! For my home, I have sewn curtains. :) Just finished some yesterday for my bedroom, actually!

StephanieS May 18, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

I have made pillow cases in addition to quilts. Thanks for the chance to win the coasters!

StephanieS May 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

I would use dark gray, yellow, orange and white for placemats. Thanks for the extra chance to win!

Danielle @ May 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

I LOVE those coasters. For the house I make all our curtains, placemats, coasters, reupholster furniture, cushions and other things.

Danielle @ May 18, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

I would make placemats with brown and aqua or red. I like those colours at the table.

free indeed May 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

Rats! I got an error message now I have to retype this all over :(

I've done selvage valances, curtains tea wallets to name a few. Colors for place mats in my kitchen would need to be sage/yellow/'s an old style kitchen with a muted palette...calm and serene. Those coasters are going to my sister if I win...she loves brights and aqua, so those are a perfect match for her!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Pepie May 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

these coasters are great :-).

for my home i like to make table runners, pot holders, oven mittens. and i also need some pillows.

Pepie May 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

for placemats i prefer colors in black, white, pink, blue, grey, purple.
I haven't made any yet but i am planning to sew some :-).

baukje May 18, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

For me red/burgundy placemats.

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) May 18, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

I sew all kinds of felt items for decor and fun for my home!

Thanks for the giveaway!
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Fowl Single File May 18, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

It's hard to choose which side should be the front...I'd definitely have to rotate that if I won these! I sew aprons for my home (and myself, too, but they end up hanging on the hooks as more of a decoration. Does that count as "for the home?" Thanks for the chance to win!

going kiwi May 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM  

I am sewing my first quilt now. I sew everything I can for our house. Towels, napkins, clothes and toys. I love the coasters

going kiwi May 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM  

I love all of the colors you used in the coasters! But my husband like simple black and white. haha Any color than ;)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow May 18, 2010 at 6:04 PM  

for my home it's pillows that I sew mostly.
Love the coasters you made :-)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow May 18, 2010 at 6:06 PM  

The placemats I would make in green and white. I love green and white in the kitchen, so fresh and clean :-)

Anonymous,  May 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

For my home, I sew wall hangings, placemats,coasters,pillows,quilts,tablerunners,napkin sets mostly country themed and primitive folk/inspired.

Anonymous,  May 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

If I were to design a placemat the 2 color combos I would use would be a wine colored homespun check and a solid brown color these work so well in country homey themes. (My fave)

Kristie May 18, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

I just finished sewing a wallhanging for spring, I make drink sleeves, tote bags, produce bags, if it can be sewn, I will try to make it! Check out my blog and shop!

Kristie May 18, 2010 at 6:23 PM  

I would use any of Heather Bailey's Pop Garden collection to make those placemats! They are really cute!

GigiElle May 18, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

For placemats, I would do a nice brown and sage combination.

I haven't done a lot of sewing for the home - so far, most of my projects have been things like Kindle and camera strap covers, but I am just a beginner.

Jules@MoonCatFarms May 18, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

One of my favorite home projects is making throw pillow covers. I can change the look of any of the rooms just by changing those. Thanks for the chance!

Jules@MoonCatFarms May 18, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

I am on a sage green and purple kick again so I'd make placemats along that line. They would coordinate with my kitchen decor at the moment. I change things around a lot. Thanks again.

CraftyHourMom May 18, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

For our home, I've sewn cushions, curtains, floor pillows, bedskirts, baby blankets, crib sheets, embellished towels...

CraftyHourMom May 18, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

Those placemats are genius! I'd do browns and blues!

Unknown May 18, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

I am just learning to sew, so so far, all I've made for my home is a tablecloth and napkins. Hoping to do more ... thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Unknown May 18, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

For placemats, I'd use bright, sunny colors -- yellow, lots of red and orange. I always love floral prints. thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Nanbon44 May 18, 2010 at 7:19 PM  

I used to make placemats, but haven't made those in a long time, now I make pillow covers to match the quilts I make...Please enter my name in your lovely drawing ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area...

Nanbon44 May 18, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

my colors right now are dark red and cream in my dining room, I know I got really brave and did what I always wanted to do which is paint the walls dark red in the dining room. I did the bottom half red and the top half cream and I love it....

sy May 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM  

i like the birdie print, it's very cute :D i haven't sewn anything for my home...i've crocheted little toys to put on bookselves, and some coasters for friends. i'm planning to make applique curtains for the kitchen, maybe like a teapot at the corner.

sy May 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

i like floral prints so my placemats would be yellow and red :D but i really like this dark colored one on sewmamasew too, the table runner is amazing

Country Mouse, City Mouse May 18, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

People like yourself are my inspiration. I am not able to sew, but my daughter does. So, I thank you for the opportunity to win something so lovely.

Lynne May 18, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

I love your coasters! I need to make some... unless I win these of course:) I've been making curtains lately, as well as recovering 2 benches. Thanks for the great giveaway!

alli b May 18, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

pillow galore, curtains, wall hangings & framed quilted blocks for the craft room.
great giveaway, thanks!
alli b

Unknown May 18, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

Gorgerou coasters! I sew almost all of my clothes. I know, not necessarily something for the home, but i live here so it is indirectly. ;)

Also, I would make black and white placemats. I have a lavender dining room so I accent it with black and white accessories.

Jodi May 18, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

I love the coasters! They're beautiful! I've only sewn pillows or toys for my home.


Jodi May 18, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

Our kitchen is sage green and cream, but I'd probably want to introduce a brighter green and yellow because those colors are in my dishes. Thanks for the giveaway!


CMEH May 18, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

I am trying to sew more bags and some summer dresses, no success on the dresses yet!

CMEH May 18, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

My colors in the home would either be brown and blue OR green and yellow and orange

Susan May 18, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

I am in the process of making a quilted table runner - my first - for my home. I've also made a couple of aprons. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Jen Price May 18, 2010 at 11:03 PM  

I'm still new to sewing. So far I've only made some skirts for my daughter and some pillows!

BoutiqueKarma May 18, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

I'd love to win - I love the use of the selvege edges.

Jen Price May 18, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

Your orange, green, and blue place mats are inspiring! I think I would choose those colors! So springy!

wooLynn May 18, 2010 at 11:06 PM  

I sew potholders, pin cushions and pillows.

wooLynn May 18, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

I would want barn red placemats.

DivaSkyChick May 18, 2010 at 11:10 PM  

I've sewn a blanket and a pillow sham. I love your work! Thanks for the opportunity to check out your blog.

T.J. May 18, 2010 at 11:34 PM  

Alas, these days it seems most of the sewing I do for my home is repairs! I'd like to get back to making new things.

T.J. May 18, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

The colors I'd like to use for placemats are bright colors: bright blue, orange, and bright red. Cheerful.

Paper Tiger May 18, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

Honestly, all I make are quilts and skirts... Oh, and a bag or two!

sewfunky May 19, 2010 at 12:43 AM  

I sew lots of things but I guess one thing to mention is bib's...

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine too!

sewfunky May 19, 2010 at 12:44 AM  

I'd use orange because that's my favourite colour!

Lena May 19, 2010 at 12:51 AM  

Nice giveaway, I sew anything that strikes my fancy, when we moved into the rental I made curtain, pillows

Shelly May 19, 2010 at 1:51 AM  

How funny is it that I have the nest charms all ready to be binded into a table runner?? Can you say 'kismet'?? LOL


Susie May 19, 2010 at 2:45 AM  

Ooh I love birds and I LOVE making use of otherwise-unwanted items! these coasters are lovely!
I'm a newbie sewer, so I'm making my very first set of placemats! They are black with tiny white polkadots on one side, the other is this great fabric with black/red/yellow/turquoise kitchen-y items in a diamond pattern that I found at sew mama sew's shop. They will have a little utensil pocket I'm thinking in red with tiny white polkadots. And I'm thinking to stitch in some turquoise blue bias into the border, eep!! :)
Next on the list is a bunch of cloth napkins that the kids will love! Brighter colors and patterns, or linen color with embroidery or appliqueing on them! thanks!

staceycanada May 19, 2010 at 2:53 AM  

Those are super cute coasters!
I seem to be always sewing.
I do clothing for the kids, hem dh's pants, placemats, potholders, general mending.
My favorite sewing project though is making cloth diapers. I have made all my daughters cloth and I love it.

Sarah May 19, 2010 at 4:15 AM  

I love to sew aprons and covers for things (ottoman, pillows, baskets...etc). I love your blog, such awesome creations. LOVE the coasters!

Sarah May 19, 2010 at 4:16 AM  

I'd make placemats out of aqua, lime green, and butter yellow (because that's what I have in my kitchen)

southseaislandhome May 19, 2010 at 4:33 AM  

These are beautiful. I love the bird on the back.
I sew aprons and napkins and I've just made some new pillows for our sofa.

Joanne J May 19, 2010 at 5:09 AM  

I sew pillow covers and small aprons!

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Joanne J May 19, 2010 at 5:11 AM  

I love to use pink or blue for placemats inside and outside.

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

tammi May 19, 2010 at 5:51 AM  

These coasters are great! I mainly sew for babies and kids, and I make bags. A better question would be what do I want to make for my home... that list is really long.

Nick May 19, 2010 at 6:33 AM  

they are lovely! I've sewn storage for my daughter's shoes recently, and toy storage baskets

Vickie LeBlanc May 19, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

These are lovely. I'm an amateur at sewing but I sew a lot of grocery/market bags. I refuse to take plastic grocery bags into our home.

Liz May 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

Love the coasters :)

The only thing I have sewn for my home, has been curtains - about 9 years ago, and most of them are still un-hemmed lol

Moa May 19, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

I have made curtains, cushion covers and for the kids doona and pillow covers.

Moa May 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

I love turquoise and brown together.

Katrina May 19, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

These are lovely!
I make clothes more then anything for my home (and usually they are small... :) ) but I have made a pot holder and some cushion covers. I hope to make a throw out of yoyo's but I havent been that brave yet!
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Gill May 19, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

ooer I hardly sew anything for my home - I once made a table runner - does that count???


Gill May 19, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

If I was making placemats I'd use greens and pinks


kt May 19, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

I've made valences for the windows, and I'm working on a wallhanging quilt. Thanks for the chance to win--those coasters are cute!

kt May 19, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

For placemats I would use peach and green--to match my stoneware.

Stephanie May 19, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

Dog beds :)

Megan May 19, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

I love those coasters! Too cute! What I sew for the home - curtains which double as closet doors. I want to try a floormat for the kitchen. Potholders, lots of potholders. Aprons. Thanks!

Megan May 19, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

Also, I love the placemat that you made. Have you done a tutorial for it? I'm behind on my google reader reading, so clicking over was the first time I saw it. And I would make a placemat in browns and maroons and greens. We have a Tuscan theme in our kitchen / dining room

Kelly O. May 19, 2010 at 3:51 PM  

I'm actually working on sewing a tablerunner right now...

Kelly O. May 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM  

My kitchen has chocolate brown, pear, light gold and pumpkin tile on the backsplash and is a pumpkin colour on the walls--seriously 70's colours but not in style!
I think I'd make chocolate buttery yellow/gold and cream placemats

Djaj May 19, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

for home ? Nothing, and I'd love to be able to make quilts as beautiful as I have seen on many blogs ! I prefer to sew clothes...

Mama Lusco May 19, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

I've made all the curtains and pillow covers in my house. Thanks for the great giveaway. luscofamily(at)

Mama Lusco May 19, 2010 at 5:25 PM  

Red, Blue & yellow placemats would match my house :) Thanks for the great giveaway. luscofamily(at)

Stephanie May 19, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

I just sewed a shower curtain.


Aunt Spicy May 19, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

Pillows...but I have a christmas tablecloth that I started years ago that I should finish!

Aunt Spicy May 19, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

Placemats....I really want to make some that are pieced in citrus colors...someday! BTW, Thanks for visiting my blog, its so fun to get to know new bloggers!

Bonnita May 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

Pin cushions and coffee cozies. Thank you.

♥Duff May 19, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize! I am sewing drapes and sheers for the windows and some shagadelic pillows for my downstairs sofa.

Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!

♥Duff May 19, 2010 at 10:48 PM  

the colors I would choose for my home would be: cream and blue. The blue is a light, french, sort of robin's egg but muted blue. I love that blue! it is so calming.☼

yumiax May 19, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

Ohh what an idea to make coasters with salvage!?
I'm in!
I'm planning to make curtains and cushion covers for our new appartment inchaAllah...

yumiax May 19, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

I'd make my placemats with... maybe blue and red... I love the combination.

lrmart May 19, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

I love coasters Thanks for a chance to Win!

lrmart May 19, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

I would make placemats for out side in greens and browns and Inside Red and white...

Anonymous,  May 20, 2010 at 12:57 AM  

I haven't sewn anything for my home yet! Only clothes for my little girls. :) Well, I guess I did once sew some resusable bags - does that count? :) Love the coasters!

DK May 20, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

I've made curtains, pillowcases, and tea towels. I have some awesome fabric and keep meaning to make a duvet cover, but haven't made it even as far as to cut the pieces yet.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) May 20, 2010 at 2:27 AM  

I don't sew quilts, but for my home I have sewn Christmas coasters and wipeable placemat for my daughters. I would love to make some coasters, placemats and table toppers for my formal dining area in shades of blue or purple and gold.

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Anonymous,  May 20, 2010 at 3:28 AM  

I've made pot holders and oven mitts, I'm considering cussion(excuse my spelling) covers and chair pads, I'd love to make some bunting and a few wall hangings eventually

Kathy May 20, 2010 at 4:30 AM  

I love your coasters & especially the bird nest fabric on the back! I like to make napkins, basket liners, & pot holders. : )

Shirley May 20, 2010 at 5:31 AM  

The last home sewing I did was covers for some chairs. I didn't really sew them but I did zigzag around all of the edges! I don't sew much for the home, cushion covers, etc. But I'm planning to quilt a table runner soon. I guess I would like yellow placemats.

Anonymous,  May 20, 2010 at 6:49 AM  

if I made placemats for home they would probably be dark purple and aqua

Lisa May 20, 2010 at 7:34 AM  

Love the bluebirds! I've made window seat cushions for my house. It was quite a task, but fun to do. I love blues.

Happy Thursday from Indiana! :)

M May 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

Pillows and napkins are always handy and quick!


zs May 20, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

i love to sew cushion cover, cover for kitchen gadget...

zs May 20, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

for placemat i would use earth tone color...

M May 20, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

For the placemats, I'd probably use green and blue! Maybe with a tiny bit of pink or yellow, but not too much.


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